The Health Effects Of Oil Contamination


Jonathan Cushman Gay, Olivia Carol Shepherd, Michael John Thyden, Matthew Aaron Whitman


Environmental Protection Agency


James P. Hanlan, Lauren M. Mathews


October – December 2010

Project Outcomes

Final Report


Oil exploitation can lead to contamination of environments, which can have effects on human health. Health symptoms associated with living or working in an area affected by oil contamination are often unclear and debated. In this project, we created a website housing scientific research on the health effects of oil contamination. Five spill sites were examined in detail: Deepwater Horizon, Ecuador, Exxon-Valdez, Kuwait, and Nigeria.